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$20,000 donation will help Springs sled hockey team

Posted: 3:40 PM, Sep 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-06 07:14:19-04
Tigers Sled Hockey Team

COLORADO SPRINGS — The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will donate $20,000 to the Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association's Tigers sled hockey team after the team's trailer was stolen on Sept. 3.

The donation comes from the USOPC, USA Hockey, Broadmoor World Arena, and the Bob Greene Memorial Fund. It will be presented to members of the team at 11 a.m. Friday at the Visitor's Center at the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center.

After the check presentation local sled hockey athletes will get an exclusive tour of the training center.

USOPC and USA Hockey have partnered with local clubs nationwide to grow participation in Paralympic sled hockey programs to historic levels for all ages and abilities, including injured military personnel.

The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team has earned gold medals in the last three Paralympic Winter Games, helping with that growth.